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Test Code IONCA CALCIUM, IONIZED

Important Note

This test should be ordered on outpatients only. If patient is a Maine Medical Center inpatient, please order test code “CAION”.

Additional Codes

Software Test Code
SoftID IONCA
EPIC LAB54

Performing Laboratory

NorDx Laboratories

Useful For

Liver transplantation surgery, cardiopulmonary bypass, or any procedure requiring rapid transfusion of whole blood; second order test in patients with abnormal calcium levels

Method Name

Ion-Selective Electrode (ISE)

Reference Values

1 Day -20 years: 1.1-1.4 mmol/L

>20 years: 1.10-1.35 mmol/L

Days and Times Test Performed

Monday through Sunday

Report Available

1 Day

Available Stat

Specimen Type

Serum

Preferred Container

Serum Separator Tube (SST)

Preferred Volume

Serum: 3 mL (Serum Separator Tube (SST))

Minimum Volume

Serum: 1 mL (Serum Separator Tube (SST))

Specimen Collection and Handling

1. Draw blood in a serum gel tube (SST). DO NOT UNCAP TUBE ONCE SPECIMEN IS COLLECTED. Do not draw in a syringe.

2. Spin down, but DO NOT TRANSFER OR OPEN TUBE.

3. Send specimen refrigerated.

4. The results will be normalized to a pH of 7.40.

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type: Serum

Refrigerated: 70 Hours

Note: For Serum/Serum Separator Tube (SST) DO NOT transfer or remove cap.

Add On Capable

Not Permitted

Advance Beneficiary Notice Requirements

No ABN Required

CPT Code Information

CPT Code

CPT Description

CPT Disclaimer

82330 Calcium, Ionized, Quantitative

LOINC Code Information

19072-8

Keywords

CA

CALCIUM

FREE CALCIUM

IONIZED CALCIUM

Performing Laboratory Location

NorDx Laboratories